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ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

Nick Xenophon's allegations that air traffic management at Melbourne's two airports have put public safety at serious risk are supported by this scathing ATSB report

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

It seems that air safety in Australia remains entirely a matter of business efficiency and $$$ government fees

Air Traffic vigilance prevents Tigerair stuff up at Cairns

Air Traffic vigilance prevents Tigerair stuff up at Cairns

One way to keep FNQ lovely and tidy is for airlines to ensure their flights have ALL of Cairns' runway available for take-off

Hoax air traffic control callers can be identified by voice prints

Hoax air traffic control callers can be identified by voice prints

Whoever is behind these dangerous false calls to airliners is either stupid or very poorly advised

Near miss, and attempt to shoot the messenger, add to doubts about ATSB performance

Near miss, and attempt to shoot the messenger, add to doubts about ATSB performance

The ATSB is there to make flying safer in Australia, not to bury or avoid matters that may embarrass the airlines and their regulator and air traffic services provider

Passenger video gives inside view of ATC screw up at Melbourne Airport

Passenger video gives inside view of ATC screw up at Melbourne Airport

*Updated with YouTube link ABC News, and possibly the commercial networks, will tonight air an inflight passenger video of a set of near collisions involving two Qantas 737s and an Emirates 777 at Melbourne Airport last July.

Dick Smith says ATC upgrade plans verge on ‘criminal negligence’

Dick Smith says ATC upgrade plans verge on ‘criminal negligence’

Dick Smith has written to the Minister responsible for Aviation, Deputy PM Warren Truss, describing current plans to upgrade Australian air traffic control as “verging on criminal negligence.”

Dick versus Angus over air space reform in Australia

Dick versus Angus over air space reform in Australia

Are we wasting millions, and destroying general aviation, by inadequately and unfairly introducing new air traffic control technology?

Air traffic control absurdities highlighted by Dick Smith

Air traffic control absurdities highlighted by Dick Smith

Dick Smith has driven a long series of disclosures in recent weeks in The Australian of absurdities in the administration of air services and safety in this country, and this morning’s installment concerning Lord Howe Island air traffic issues is by far the most telling.

ATSB admits failing to investigate serious ATC blackout in Melbourne

ATSB admits failing to investigate serious ATC blackout in Melbourne

Earlier this week the chief commissioner of the ATSB, Martin Dolan, told a Senate Estimates hearing that he had decided not to investigate a three hour radar black out at Melbourne’s main airport at Tullamarine and the nearby smaller corporate and general aviation airport at Essendon.